Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year 2016!


 
We had a beautiful Christmas even without the snow!  

We had a wonderful feast on Christmas Day at my sister Diane's house. I made eggplant parmesan, sausage bread, stromboli and cocktail gingerbread men cookies that everyone enjoyed. I was in Wegmans and spotted the chocolate liqueur bottles wrapped in foil. In the bakery department they had the gingerbread men so all I had to do was attach the chocolate liqueur bottles with Royal icing. Fun idea from Sprinkle Bakes and La Table de Nana. We (over)ate, played games, and enjoyed our family time. I gave my guys flannel shirts as you can see in the photo above. 

On December 26th, Joe and I drove to New York City to spend time with his family. We shopped and enjoyed the Rockefeller tree and breathtaking window displays like only NYC does. The weather was perfect, although not very Christmas-y…it was in the 60’s!   

If you are like me and don't want to toss the photo cards you received during the holiday season, you can gather them up and punch holes in the corner of each card. Choose one card to make a cover and write the year. I used a non-photo card for the cover. Tie together with a ribbon, and you have a booklet of photo cards. A great idea from Pandora's Box.

Onward to the New Year! Wishing you all PEACE and all the best for the coming year. I'm loving 2016 since I never thought I'd see 16 again. LOL
Debbie


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

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  1. Happy new Year..whta a beautiful family..so handsome in their matching shirts(I think that's so cute)..Happy you thought the little men were cute too;)
    I love doing that with cards but I forget where I ead it..last year was my first I think doing that:)
    We seem to gravitate towrds similar ideas..Your home looked beeeautiful!

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  2. Love the matching shirts on your handsome men, Debbie!
    Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

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  3. The cookies are cute! Happy New Year Debbie-enjoy:@)

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  4. I loved seeing all the pictures, Debbie, and hearing about your wonderful Christmas. The matching flannel shirts looked so cute on all the guys. I'm sure that you and Joe had such a great time in NYC. The photo card idea is nice idea.
    Happy New Year blessings to you and Joe, sweet friend! xo

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  5. Debbie, this is a wonderful post to open the year. Love your family photo mosaic and the the photo of your guys in their plaid shirts. Cute idea with the gingerbread men, and yes, Patti's card idea is very clever. I wish I had done this in years past. Such a fun way to keep the cards, especially the photo cards. I'm starting this year!
    Have a great weekend and Happy New Year to you and your family. Looking forward to following your adventures in 2016. Hopefully one of them will find you exploring the Austin area. '-)

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  6. What a wonderful post of your beautiful family and I specially love the handsome guys in their plaid shirts!
    I wish you and yours a great new year and many blessings too.
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you Fabby! You have a beautiful family also. Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy New Year to you too. Love all the Christmas photos and your gingerbread men were so cute.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas also. The gingerbread men were the biggest hit.

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  8. Just discovered you blog and love it! Do you mind if I add it to my sidebar so I don't forget?
    Nice to meet you!
    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne! Of course you can. I'll popping over for a visit.

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  9. I know I saw it on Facebook already but I love the shot of the guys! Hope you're staying warm in NY!

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    1. The snow has started! Joe is predicting a snow day for tomorrow.

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  10. All those flannel shirts are sooo cute but not nearly as cute as the guys wearing them...they are all adorable.
    xoxo

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